Learn Chemistry in Your Kitchen

Do your kids love to make slime, bake cookies, experiment with bubbles, and more? That’s chemistry!


And one of the best places to do chemistry is in the kitchen. That’s where substances of all kinds can be found in cabinets, refrigerators, and freezers, waiting to be examined, changed, and studied.

A kitchen isn’t very different from a chemistry lab. You’ve got your heat source, your water source, and lots of glasses and bowls to serve as beakers. A countertop makes a terrific lab bench. Bring your own magnifying glass, and your kids are set for an afternoon of chemistry fun!

Of course, having some understanding of what you’re seeing can go a long way toward turning this kind of entertainment into education. What is matter made of? Why do different types of matter look different? Why do ingredients change when you mix them together and apply heat?

In our book, Kitchen Chemistry by Cynthia Light Brown, kids learn exactly what’s happening below the surface of their observations as they perform experiments in their kitchens.

Take a look and let us know what kinds of science activities your kids are doing in the kitchen!

And don’t forget, you can purchase Nomad Press books directly from our website. Nomad Press books are perfect for homeschooling and distance learning!


Try a sample chapter!

In Chapter 1 of Kitchen Chemistry, you’ll learn all about atoms, molecules, and chemical bonds! Also includes two activities.

book cover for Kitchen Chemistry

Check out the Classroom Guide for more guided learning and another activity!

Kitchen Chemistry Classroom Guide

You'll find lots of Essential Questions for deeper level thinking!


Remember, learning happens everywhere!

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